Toon 0 Foxes 3

Last updated : 17 February 2022 By Footy Mad - Editor

Leicester's impressive season continued with a dominant win at Newcastle - and the Foxes' potential "excites" manager Brendan Rodgers.

As for The Toon - it is now three defeats on the bounce and relegation threats have surfaced once again.

That third straight defeat on Steve Bruce's side is worrying to some degree, but they played almost the whole second half with 10 men following a string of injuries, which poses its own problems.

Leicester, without the division's leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy for the second successive game, took the lead through Toonm old boy Ayoze Perez, who kept his cool to finish well against after being gifted possession by a horror pass from Florian Lejeune.

Yes he did put his fingers in his ears celebrating the goal, a gesture he started when he was in black and white and the Toon Army used to barrack him.

Newcastle defender, Lejeune, was culpable again just a few minutes later as his weak clearance was claimed by the away side and fed to James Maddison, who rifled in a thunderbolt of a second from the edge of the box.

The home side, whose best effort fell to a woefully ill-equipped and confidence-shorn Joelinton to waste, were unable to respond and would have lost by much more but for an inspired display from goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Dubravka was powerless to prevent substitute Hamza Choudhury scoring a superb third, curling in his first goal in senior football from the edge of the box.

It was the final blow for the home side, whose afternoon started badly and only got worse. Both Jetro Willems and Javier Manquillo were forced off through injury at the end of the first half, before Fabian Schar followed them at the start of the second, leaving them with 10 men following the half-time substitution of the also injured captain Jonjo Shelvey.